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REDUCING INEQUALITY Addressing the Wicked Problems across Professions and Disciplines Bruce S. Jansson Recognizing a gap in discussions of income inequality in most social work textbooks, this book provides an overview of the potential impact of income inequality on the United States. It examines why the United States is currently the most unequal industrialized nation, encourages students to develop proposals to address inequality, and shares diverse curriculum and research on the topic. Bruce Jansson, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, is the Margaret W. Driscoll/Louise M. Clevenger Professor of Social Policy and Social Administration at the University of Southern California.

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MACRO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Working for Change in a Multicultural Society Michael Reisch This book gives students the foundational skills and knowledge required for effective practice in social and human services, healthcare organizations, social networks and communities. It emphasizes the relationship between structural and institutional inequalities and the experiences of individuals, families, communities, and organizations. Michael Reisch is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He earned his master’s degree in social work at Hunter College, and his Ph.D. in modern European history and the history of ideas at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

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COMMUNICATING IN GROUPS AND TEAMS Strategic Interactions

Joann Keyton and Stephenson Beck Rooted in scholarly research from diverse disciplines, this text explains group communication concepts through clear examples based on representative group interactions. The book uses a wide range of group types – such as student problem-solving groups, organizational work teams, health care teams, family groups, community groups, and sports teams – to illustrate concepts and present skills grounded in research and theory. Joann Keyton earned her Ph.D. in communication and business administration at The Ohio State University. Dr. Keyton is a professor of communication at North Carolina State University. Stephenson Beck holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Kansas, Lawrence and is an associate professor of communication at North Dakota State University.

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INTENTIONAL GROUP COUNSELING Best Practices for a Multicultural World Farah Ibrahim, Allen Ivey, Paul Pedersen, and Mary Bradford Ivey This text introduces students to the concepts of intentionality, empathy, cultural competency, social justice advocacy, and ethical practices as they relate to group counseling. Students learn about the neurological benefits of group work, how to lead exercises focusing on culture, gender, class, privilege, and oppression, guidelines for ethical interventions, and more. Dr. Farah Ibrahim earned her doctorate degree at Pennsylvania State University and currently serves as a professor at University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Allen Ivey earned his doctorate in counseling at Harvard University and is distinguished university professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Paul Pederson was professor emeritus at Syracuse University. Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey earned her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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MARRIAGE, COUPLE, AND FAMILY THERAPY Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application BrandĂŠ Flamez and Janet Hicks This text gives readers a strong foundation in marriage and family therapy history, theory, and clinical assessment, and supports the development of skills and competencies needed to be effective, ethical counseling practitioners. It covers the history and conceptual frameworks of the discipline; research, intake, assessment, and progress evaluation; major schools and models of family therapy; and special issues in the discipline. BrandĂŠ Flamez, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and clinical professor at Lamar University. Janet Hicks, LPC, CSC, currently serves as professor and director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at Belmont University.

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ESSENTIAL THEORIES OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY Everyday Practice in Our Diverse World Dr. Carlos Zalaquett, Dr. Allen Ivey, and Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey The book integrates key text and theory demonstrations, gives an overview of different schools of theory, presents best-known, evidencebased theories, and explains how theories apply to counseling and psychotherapy. Relevant neuroscience and multicultural skills are integrated in each chapter, as are case studies, video demonstrations, and applications activities. Dr. Carlos Zalaquett is a professor at The Pennsylvania State University, where he also serves as co-coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization. Dr. Allen Ivey earned his doctorate in counseling at Harvard University and is distinguished university professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey earned her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF SOCIAL THEORY AND INQUIRY Making Sense of Social Life Devereaux Kennedy

Š 2018 This hybrid text analyzes well-known social studies addressing contemporary issues and instructs through examples that demonstrate how social scientists use concepts, data, and methods to construct images of social reality and address specific problems. Readers learn to evaluate the soundness of theorizing, assess the coherence of concepts, weigh the merits of methodological approaches, and consider how data is employed to address social and intellectual problems.

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NARRATIVES ON POSITIVE AGING Recipes for Success Lisa E. Cox

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This text highlights the true stories and enhanced writing of diverse contributors on subjects related to positive aging. Organized thematically, the various chapters address topics such as family life, storytelling, the impact of money and career, sexual identity, politics, and more, and the part these play in lives that continue to be welllived.

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UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATION AND AGING Developing Knowledge and Awareness Jake Harwood

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This book explores communication in older adulthood, particularly in the areas of interpersonal, intercultural, and mass communication, and includes coverage of communication using new technology. It synthesizes existing research, and builds a case for more positive attitudes towards aging and for the power of communication to shape such attitudes.

COMMUNICATION AND MUSIC IN SOCIAL INTERACTION Jake Harwood

Š 2018 This book gives readers an accessible entry point into music as a form of communication and its impact on daily life. Dedicated to giving communication students, educators, and researchers insight into an often overlooked communicative form, it can be used in communication studies courses, as well as courses in ethnomusicology and the psychology of music.

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CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING Debra L. Welkley and Santos Torres, Jr.

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This text helps students both think in new ways and employ the basic skills involved in the identification and evaluation of an argument. It provides students with the critical and creative thinking fundamentals required to thoughtfully consider the ideas and opinions surrounding current social issues. The text is ideal for courses in critical thinking, social problems, social work, and sociology.

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EVERYDAY SOCIOLOGY Culture, Power, and the Social World L. Susan Williams

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This anthology introduces readers to the grit of our social world. Emphasizing constructionism, situational behavior, and cultural power, the text uses a carefully crafted structure to present critical information. The book is organized into sections that highlight the way we view our everyday world, the culture of social control, the faces of power, and social inequality, power, and progress.

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THE GLOBAL SOCIAL CHANGE READER Development in an Unequal World Lisa Meyer and Joanna Kirk

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This text explores development, globalization, and inequality within and between countries. The anthology gives readers an overview of social change since World War II – change driven by public and private sector agents at the international, national, and local levels. Readers will learn about theory, policy, and practices as viewed through diverse perspectives from academics and practitioners in the field.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY An Anthology on Relationships Frankie Rabon

© 2018 Developed to enrich students’ understanding of contemporary family structures, this anthology features carefully curated readings that address evolving marital styles and the effects they have on family relationships. Relatable and supportive in tone, the text is suitable for courses in psychology, health services, education, sociology, social work, and family and consumer sciences.

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GENDER MATTERS Truths and Consequences Sarah M. Pitcher

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This anthology employs an intersectional feminist approach to introduce students to the various ways feminist thinkers discuss gender. The text encourages readers to challenge the “truth” of gender-related definitions, the ways in which people play into these truths, and the consequences of passively accepting them. Gender Matters is ideal for classes in gender studies, sociology, and gender issues.

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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURE Why Culture Matters Mia Palmer

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This text helps students increase their multicultural competence by understanding how culture influences thoughts and behaviors. The anthology mixes carefully curated readings with inspirational quotes, tables, embedded video links, and personal reflection opportunities to create a text that not only provides rich content, but allows students to consider how new knowledge relates to and matters to them.

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COMMUNICATION DIVERSITY IN FAMILIES James Honeycutt

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This text discusses diverse family types and the communication that occurs within and among them. The carefully curated readings explore a variety of family forms which exist and have existed in American society throughout its history. The book is well-suited to courses in family issues, psychology, sociology, communication studies, counseling, social work, and LGBTQ studies.

CHALLENGING INEQUALITIES Readings in Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Hortencia Jiménez

© 2018 This collection examines the histories and historiographies of racism on both the micro (individual) and macro (institutional) levels. The anthology highlights the ways in which race is and has long been structured in social institutions, as well as the various ways in which institutional systems maintain and perpetuate social inequalities.

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DANCE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY Darlene O’Cadiz

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Based on the core belief that dance is much more than a form of entertainment or artistic expression, this text demonstrates that dance also has the power to provoke intellectual thought, promote the communion of people from all social classes and walks of life, and reveal the undeniable commonalities of the human experience, while also serving as a valuable tool for expressing cultural diversity.

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RACE AND RACISM IN THE WEST Crusades to the Present Paul Sweeney

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This anthology addresses some of the western hemisphere’s historical attitudes about racial identity, including white privilege, the presence of paternalism, and the medieval origins of racialization based on blood in Spain. The text provides students with a thought-provoking examination of an issue that is rooted deep within the past and more prevalent in light of current events in the United States and Western Europe.

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THE STRAIGHT DETROIT America’s Premier Legacy City Jeffrey T. Horner

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This text gives readers a variety of in-depth perspectives on the city of Detroit and the economic, social, political, and cultural considerations that have shaped and continue to shape it. A focus on newcomers and their experiences is a running theme throughout the anthology, which also explores the early history of the city, its industrial decline, race relations, and more.

GETTING HIGH The Globalization of Drug Crime Don Lacher and Glenn Lacher

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This book combines academic research and the real-world experiences of experts in drug-trafficking trends to explore the impact of organized criminal groups and transnational trafficking on the global drug problem. Engaging and informative, it is an excellent choice for courses in drugs and crime, sociology, criminal justice, and addiction studies.

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VOICES OF COLOR Original Writings Rooted in Authentic Experience Gail A. Bauman, Ph.D.

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This anthology contains powerful personal narratives from young adults of color. The selections are by turns joyous, heart-wrenching, wise, sassy, humorous, hopeless, hopeful, tragic, and triumphant. Each chapter includes thought-provoking questions that allow readers to explore their responses and consider how the works relate to their own experiences. This book is well suited to classes on diversity, African-American studies, and social justice.

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UNDERSTANDING RACE AND ETHNICITY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY A Reader Clifford Broman

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This reader provides both contemporary and historical perspectives on race and ethnicity, with a focus on the development of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. Specific topics include the racialization of poverty, institutionalized racism, segregation, and some attention focused on the social institutions of religion, sports, family, and education.

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SEEING SOCIAL PROBLEMS Readings on Contemporary Issues in the United States Brandon Lang and Molly Monahan Lang

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This reader examines a wide array of social problems that currently exist in the United States and that impact every member of society. Readings explore socioeconomic inequality and poverty, racial and ethnic inequality, crime, social problems as manifested in medicine and health, and environmental social problems. The collection is well-suited to survey courses in sociology that focus on society’s challenges.

FUNDAMENTAL STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND HEALTH SCIENCES Miguel A. Padilla

© 2018 This text presents instructional material in a clear, concise way and features exercises that get students thinking about how to use statistics in applied settings. The text opens with an introduction to descriptive statistics, including topics such as frequency distribution, central tendency, and variability, then progresses to introduce students to inferential statistics.

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COMMUNICATION AND PREJUDICE Theories, Effects, and Interventions Alexis Tan

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This text is a comprehensive exploration of how communication affects prejudice, and how communication interventions reduce it. The book gives readers a well-rounded understanding of theories and current research on the topic, sustained with real-world examples that bring concepts and principles to life. It is ideal for undergraduate courses in journalism, mass communication, race and gender in media, and communications.

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MANAGING CONFLICT An Introspective Journey to Negotiating Skills Dorothy Balancio, Ph.D.

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The primary goal of this anthology is to facilitate the development of students’ negotiation skills to resolve conflict. Specific topics addressed include non-violent communication, strategies and techniques for managing conflict, understanding stress and conflict, bullying, negotiation and mediation, and mediator ethics. This collection is well suited to courses in sociology, social psychology, counseling, law, and social work.

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NAVIGATING VISUAL CULTURE Theoretical Perspectives on Visual Media Amy Mattson Lauters

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This text presents an eclectic collection of theory-driven readings to help students understand and navigate the visual culture in which they live. The readings explore the nature of the visual and how people identify what they see around them; how they interpret, explain, and understand visual culture; and how they participate in visual culture.

INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION People, Platforms, and Practices Joshua Dickhaus and Sara Baker Netzley

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This anthology features readings that prompt students to reflect on and discuss diverse topics in communication disciplines, ethics, and history. Students learn about major subject areas in communication, such as journalism and strategic communication, as well as various platforms including print, radio, film, comic books, television, video games, and social media. It is ideal for introductory communication courses.

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PARENT EDUCATION Working with Groups and Individuals Deborah Campbell and Glen Palm

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This text introduces a continuum of parent education services in a conceptual framework from prevention to intervention, and focuses on relationship-building between the parent educator and parents. The book incorporates activities related to the content, along with video examples and discussion prompts. It is ideal for upper division and graduate level courses in parent education, social work, nursing, mental health, and early childhood education.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE PARENTING EDUCATION Exploring Context, Content, and Strategies Kathleen Dyer

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Developed for students in child and family science courses, this text provides foundational information and orients readers to professional parent education, both formal and informal. The book is organized into three sections that discuss the context of parenthood in the United States, content generally included in parenting programs, and specific strategies parent educators use to teach adults.

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FROM BIRTH TO LATE ADULTHOOD An Introduction to Lifespan Development Claire W. Lyons

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Written for a non-specialist audience, this text explores human psychological development from conception to late adulthood. The book opens with a discussion of the discipline to prepare students to appropriately contextualize and interpret the material. It then moves on to discuss the cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of psychological development, and to consider these in conjunction with issues of diversity.

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Devonya Havis

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This reader challenges students to develop critical and analytical thinking skills by exploring substantive primary texts in philosophy. In addition to familiar, foundational philosophy texts, the book includes sections on service learning and Jesuit tradition as a way to focus on issues of justice, social responsibility, and the role of the individual in society.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Perspectives on a Rapidly Changing World Greta Uehling

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The readings in this anthology familiarize students with debates concerning globalization. The articles are organized into six sections which cover globalization, international relations and organizations, human rights and humanitarianism, global health and the environment, human development, and culture and identity. Specific topics include global citizenship, the United Nations, nationalism, global economic inequality, human security, and intersectionality.

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SPORTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION Issues and Controversies in College Athletics Gary Sailes

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This text provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the study of college sports. Featuring up-to-date facts, figures, and events, the nine chapters of the book address issues such as the history and governance of college sports; the student athlete experience; gender; deviance; race and ethnicity; and coaching, administration, and reform.

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THE SOCIOLOGY OF EMERGING ADULTHOOD STUDYING YOUTH IN THE CONTEXT OF PUBLIC ISSUES Patricia S. Herzog © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

An interdisciplinary text, this book begins by addressing the life course itself as well as the life stage of emerging adulthood. The subsequent readings draw from diverse disciplines to explore issues such as delinquency and criminal activity, schooling and higher education, family formations, romantic partnerships, social change, and civic engagement.

REVEALING OUR SOCIAL WORLD A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Mark Plume © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Humorous, accessible, and informal, this book introduces non-major students to the basic theories, concepts, and terms of sociology. Divided into four sections, readers learn the basics of sociological perspective and imagination, how people fit in their social landscapes, various forms of inequality, and the structure of “the daily grind” as it applies to marriage and family, religion, education, politics, and the economy.

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION RESEARCH READINGS AND APPLICATIONS Stephen M. Yoshimura © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology features readings that both familiarize students with the basics of nonverbal communication, and provide them with an accessible but in-depth look at social scientific research on nonverbal social interaction.The readings include peer-reviewed studies on specific nonverbal codes and essays on the nature and applications of the current body of research on nonverbal behavior.

VISUAL CULTURE FOR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. and Alina Rafikova © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology takes a conceptually progressive approach to visual images and examines the role of control in visuals and images of gender, science, technology, and race. The material connects practical visual issues to critical, cultural studies. Images at the focus of this book are related to militarization, state violence, control, and masculinity in entertainment, journalism, advertising, and more.

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RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY HISTORY, THEORY, INSTITUTIONS, AND POLICY Dr. Rashawn Ray © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Using various sociological theories, social psychological theories, and subcultural approaches, this book gives students a sociohistorical, theoretical, and institutional frame with which to view race and ethnic relations in the twenty-first century.

AN AFRICANA READER AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOCIOPOLITICAL THOUGHT AND CULTURAL RESISTANCE

James R. Pope © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This reader uses primary documents and secondary texts to highlight continuities in the experiences of Africans and the African Diaspora. The material enables students to make historical and contemporary conceptual links as well as understand the connections in sociopolitical thought and cultural resistance as manifested in select historical epochs.

AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES

MATTERS OF CONSIDERATION FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE John W. Miller Jr., Ph.D. © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Designed for graduate students in social work, this text helps readers explore issues faced by African American clients including education, mental health, incarceration and the criminal justice system, religion and spirituality, and more. Each chapter features questions and responses from African Americans to discuss how their own lives have been impacted by these issues.

MOTHER TO SON

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS AND READINGS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES Alphonso Simpson, Jr. © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This collection provides a multifaceted view of issues pertinent to African American studies from the perspective of some of the most knowledgeable scholars in the field. The text highlights topics such as identity, music, politics, and education, among others.

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GANGS AND ADOLESCENT SUBCULTURES LaTanya Skiffer © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology will allow students the opportunity to analyze gangs and other adolescent subcultures as social phenomena. The book outlines the historical, etiological, behavioral, social, demographic, and environmental characteristics of these prevalent subcultures.

INSTITUTIONALIZED INEQUALITY

READINGS ON THE STRUCTURAL CAUSES OF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN AMERICA Lawrence M. Eppard © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This insightful anthology can be used in a variety of social science courses that explore poverty, economic inequality, social mobility, and a variety of related social problems. The readings go beyond individualistic explanations of poverty and economic inequality to examine the equally important economic, political, and cultural forces contributing to these persistent social problems.

THE CREATURE WITH IDEAS AND POWER AN INVESTIGATION OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMAN CULTURE John Sheehan © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text analyzes human beings as biological creatures capable of developing ideas and then manipulating their environments to conform to those ideas. The book takes readers on an intellectually stimulating journey from the origins of physical anthropology in evolution, genetics, and primatology to today’s globalized world of international integration.

A GENDERED GAZE

MEDIA IMPACTS ON PERCEPTIONS OF SELF AND SEXUALITY Suzanne Regan © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text explores the influence of media on audiences’ conception of gender and sexuality. The text is organized into five chapters which address subjects such as identity, cultural representation, whiteness and the othering of ethnic minorities, the construction of narrative and character, representation of sex and gender, and the contemporary culture exchange.

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SEX AND VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA James R. Angelini © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology sets the stage with an examination of how sexual and violent content can impact audience members emotionally, particularly children. Scholarly articles in this anthology bring together the work of many noted researchers in the field of mass communication who examine sexual and violent content of television, film, music, video games, and advertising.

GENDER AND EDUCATION Felecia Carter Harris © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text discusses the impact of education on women and people of color at the intersection of gender, race, class, culture, and political and generational variables. The book explores how the languages of gender and equity can be understood beyond the assignment of categories or academic success. The text is ideal for courses in education, gender studies, and race and diversity.

WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR JELLYBEANS?

INTERSECTIONS OF GENERATION, RACE, SEX, CULTURE, AND GENDER Felecia Carter Harris © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

When faced with a constant flow of information, how can society adequately explore the intersection of race, spirituality, politics, culture, and gender? This text examines how these concepts affect our views of differences in general, and more importantly, how we view each other. This text is well-suited to courses in African American studies, gender studies, diversity, and sociology.

READINGS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

RESISTANCE, LIBERATION, AND IDENTITY FROM THE 1600S TO THE 21ST CENTURY Angela Schwendiman © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book helps readers understand and appreciate the black experience through readings that illustrate the lives, history, and intersecting cultures of African Americans and the development of a unique African American identity. Rooted in an interdisciplinary approach, will be of interest in any course centered on the effects of race and culture on minority populations.

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THEORY AND APPLICATION IN SOCIOLOGY READINGS ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Stephanie Southworth © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces readers to overarching theoretical paradigms in sociology through current, high-interest readings in the discipline. The readings explore social issues in the United States that students see and hear about every day, such as poverty, homelessness, education, healthcare, the environment, and crime.

THE INTERSECTION OF INEQUALITY A CULTURAL DIVERSITY READER Heather L. Shay © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text examines social inequality, particularly as it pertains to sexual orientation, through specific examples that illustrate how inequality functions overall. The material provides historical context on the development of inequality and emphasizes the ways people perpetuate inequality in contemporary society.

VISIONS OF UTOPIA

A POLITICAL THEORY ANTHOLOGY Jasper Sumner, III © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology approaches political theory through analysis of the modern ideologies that shape our experience of the world today. Students become familiar with communitarianism and the utopian universe, liberal and conservative reactions to utopianism, the feminist, environmentalist, and dystopian views of utopianism.

RACISM AND THE LAW Paul Von Blum © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text and casebook provides students an introduction to the complex relationships between race and law, legal institutions, and legal personnel. The book deals with the major historical legal developments that have caused and reinforced discrimination against African Americans, Asians, and Latinos, and addresses the efforts of civil rights lawyers and organizations working for racial justice and equality in America.

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READINGS IN CRITICAL THINKING Robert E. A. Shanab © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text demonstrates that critical thinking skills have practical applications, and therefore, can be used to better society. Topics covered in the text include argument diagrams, deductive validity, syllogistic logic, inductive reasoning, fallacies, definitions, incomplete arguments, and reasoning schemes. The text encourages readers to find solutions to societal problems and take a stand against oppression, injustice, unnecessary wars, and other evils.

RELIGION AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES POLITICS, ECOLOGY, AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS Ivanessa Arostegui © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology explores three areas of life in which religion has a profound impact: political policy, ecology, and women’s rights. Through the lens of six religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – the text encourages readers to think critically about how the power of religion both shapes and frames important issues.

SHADES OF INTOLERANCE

HOW CAPITALISM AND TERRORISM SHAPE DISCRIMINATION Chuck Baker © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text examines issues related to power dynamics in the United States, as well as globally. The book explores discrimination in America, the implications of terrorism, and the impact of terrorism to contemporary social issues. It is designed to enhance readers’ understanding of primary motivations for prejudice and how it manifests in modern society.

RACE AND ETHNICITY

CONSTANCY IN CHANGE Milton Vickerman and Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology uses both classic readings and new research on contemporary racial inequality to create a logical progression through the primary issues of race and ethnicity. The nine sections discuss the history and social construction of race, immigration and assimilation, theories of racism, structured racial inequality, popular culture, and future directions.

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SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF A DIVERSE SOCIETY Michael Reisch © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Part standard text, part anthology, this book provides a clear, conceptual social justice framework and up-to-date analyses of contemporary social policy issues. The text uses case studies and rigorous analysis to explore the relationship of social policy to economic, social, and culture transformation and the ongoing conflict between universal and population-specific conceptions of social welfare.

RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK David Royse © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text prepares students to think in terms of evidence-based practice by involving them in relevant, contemporary studies demonstrating various aspects of research methodology. The book uses a story of two students engaged in internships who are asked to design a program and evaluate it in their practicum to demonstrate how research decisions and activities take place in day-to-day work.

THE RESEARCH TOOLKIT

PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESSES FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Bruce D. Friedman © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text presents research as a scientific art form. The book takes readers through a step-by-step process to help them arrive at a research protocol that aligns with their unique problem-solving styles. It shows how to organize problems into manageable steps and tap into the creativity involved in developing solutions.

INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY DEVELOPMENT Chalandra M. Bryant © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Comprehensive in scope but manageable for first year students, this text addresses family, family development, and family functioning from the perspectives of scholars in the fields of sociology, psychology, and family studies. The book features readings on marriage, culture, family communication, stress, and more, serving as a foundational text that prepares students for more content-specific courses on family issues.

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FAMILY THERAPY

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE Jon Winek © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text discusses relevant family therapy theories within their historical and philosophical contexts, explores the relationships of these theories to one another, and links them to their applications in practice. Specific theories discussed include psychodynamic, Bowen family systems therapy, solution-focused brief and constructivist therapy, narrative, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral family therapy.

ETHICS AND THE FAMILY Czeslaw Karkowski © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Clear and direct in voice, this text uses high-interest material to give undergraduate students an overview of the elements that are important in analyzing family issues. The selected readings investigate the history and transformation of the family, its place and role in society, the functions of family, and how family morals vary depending on time and social structure.

RESEARCH METHODS & DATA ANALYSIS FOR MULTICULTURAL SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICES Thanh V. Tran, Siyon Rhee, and Ce Shen © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides a solid foundation and knowledge base for students and researchers. It equips readers with the skills needed to become critical research consumers and to engage in agency-based research and evaluation.

TAKING PEOPLE SERIOUSLY A DEFENSE OF ETHICAL THEORY Linda L. Williams © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

While all ethical theories are not alike, and no single theory is problem free, ethical theories do have something in common: they are all attempts at pulling people out of their self-centeredness and shifting their focus to finding the best way to treat others. This text provides students a fresh and original answer to basic philosophical questions about human conduct.

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SOCIOLOGY IN THE EVERYDAY TEACHING WITH VISUAL MEDIA Giovanna Follo ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text uses media excerpts to explore contemporary issues such as socialization and deviance, popular culture and technology, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, gender, family, sports, food, and religion. It can be used in classes that explore popular culture or social stratification, and is an excellent supplement for courses on media in society or media communication.

GENDER, SEX, AND SOCIETY

BIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS, IDENTITY, AND THE BODY Orvic Ralph Pada © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book combines peer-reviewed journal articles and original work to create a foundational theoretical framework for exploring concepts and issues of gender, sexuality, and society. The text introduces readers to a variety of authors and research and encourages them to apply what they read to their own lives and experiences.

PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCY

BLACK AND LATINO FAMILIES IN AMERICA ConSandra McNeil and Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The seven chapter anthology features works of diverse perspectives and outstanding scholarship in the areas of history and acculturation, racism and inequality, education, family and relationships, religion and spirituality, public health issues and practice, and social problems and policy.

THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION A READER Joshua Diem © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The essays in this reader initiate conversations on fundamental cultural and social topics that are also integral issues in education today. Each selection was chosen because it offers a unique perspective that encourages readers to think about familiar subject matter in new ways.

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SOCIOLOGY AND YOUR WORLD

HOW CULTURE DESIGNS POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES Dawn Tawwater © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book combines peer reviewed articles and original writing to examine complex topics related to inequality and introduce basic sociological concepts, theories, and terms. The material exposes readers to real-world information related to race, class, and gender and encourages them to focus on how their own lives may be impacted.

DEEPLY PRIVATE, INCREDIBLY PUBLIC

READINGS ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION Catherine Marrone © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text educates readers about cultural attitudes toward reproduction and pregnancy, changes taking place in reproductive medicine and technology, the meaning of reproductive power, and what the impact of reproduction and family might mean for them someday.

THE RELATIONSHIP TRAJECTORY READINGS ON COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE Jacob Jantzer © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

Organized to reflect the natural trajectory of relationships, this reader uses primary source texts to engage students and encourage insight into dating, sexuality, marriage, parenting, and divorce as experienced by people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.

UNDERSTANDING GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN POPULAR CULTURE Jennifer Maher © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book explores key themes and modes of criticism in the fields of gender studies and popular culture. The chapters address topics such as masculinity and looking, femininity, domesticity, and television, pornography and representation, and the romance novel as “pornography” for women.

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MODERN SPORT AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Gary Sailes © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

Among its diverse topics, this book examines predictions about African American sports performance and participation in the 21st century, discusses the role of sport in African American culture, and gives a candid look at the experiences of African American athletes attending America’s predominantly white colleges and universities.

MORE LIKE THAN DISLIKE RACE IN AMERICA Deidre Tyler © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

Based on the premise that in a rapidly changing world people of all colors are facing the same challenges, this book places these challenges before the reader for examination and analysis. Students will come to see that, while issues of race cannot be ignored, there are great benefits to be had in uniting to confront shared challenges.

IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH

SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTHCARE John Malek-Ahmadi and Jessica Gullion © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The readings in this book explore the many different approaches medical sociologists take to critically evaluate health and illness as societal, rather than purely individual, concerns. The selected articles highlight the diversity of intellectual discourse in the field and elicit critical thinking, applications of theory, and lively discussion

REAL WORLD, REAL CHALLENGES

ADOLESCENT ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY Sarah Sifers, Julene Nolan, and Daniel Houlihan © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent psychology. The book uses a problem-based learning format to engage students, facilitate learning and retention, and foster critical thinking skills. Rather than focusing on theory the learning modules of the text use these common, contemporary issues to illustrate important developmental psychology concepts.

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THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORTS Brandon Lang © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text explores the sociological significance of sports in the United States and around the world. It features diverse readings and perspectives that illustrate the important role of sports in the lives of millions of people. The anthology alerts readers to legitimate concerns about sports while also celebrating the positive role that sports play in health and community building.

OVERCHOICE

TOO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM, TOO LITTLE TIME Christian Gilde and Fredrick M. Chilson © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

Examining the increasingly common dilemma experienced by consumers who face an overabundance of choices, this text provides context for the quandary and offers tools to help readers cope with it. The book examines overchoice as a psychological theme and establishes its sociological foundations.

BAGGAGE CLAIMS

ATTITUDES AND SKILLS TO PACK FOR COLLEGE Joe Marren, Amitra A. Wall, Susan Mary Paige, Amy DiBartolo Rockwell, and Jane E. Sullivan © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text combines the knowledge, academic backgrounds, and life experiences of five educators to help first-year university students appreciate what college has to offer and acquire the skills needed for academic success. Topics in this new edition include defining one’s identity, projecting oneself to others, and expanding personal views.

SAY THIS, NOT THAT TO YOUR PROFESSOR 36 TALKING TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS Ellen Bremen © 2017 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text focuses on the student-professor relationship and provides students the exact words they need to competently and confidently deal with challenging classroom situations. The text teaches readers to communicate professionally and gives insight into issues that play a critical role in their college experiences.

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EXPLORING VICTIMOLOGY

THE EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF VICTIMIZATION Ellen G. Cohn, Ph.D. © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book provides an introduction to the field of victimology, discusses theories and the measurement of victimization, examines victim precipitation and victim blaming, and explores the various costs of crime to victims. Students will gain insight into the effects and consequences of victimization on various populations, including women, children, elderly, and secondary victims.

THE NATURE AND THEORY OF CRIME John M. Stogner © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The readings in this text represent the eighteen most influential theories and perspectives in criminology. Each reading, while accessible to the studentreader, has been chosen to represent the complexity of theoretical issues in the field. Students will explore the classical, biological, and control perspectives, the influence of neighborhoods and communities on crime, labeling theories, feminist criminology, and more.

LAW IN SOCIETY Stuart Henry, Alan Mobley, and Paul Kaplan © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology explores how law shapes and is shaped by societies. The selections stem from a view of law as an integral part of the wider sociopolitical economy and one of its central institutions. The book is well suited to courses in criminal justice and sociology, as well as those in social or cultural anthropology.

FROM PERSONAL TO POLITICAL

HOW WOMEN AND FEMINISM CREATED SOCIAL CHANGE JoAnna Wall ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text gives readers valuable insight into many lesser-known aspects of the feminist movement including domestic violence coalitions, sexual assault awareness, AfricanAmerican feminist movements, and race relations. Dedicated to the second and third waves of feminism, the selected readings explore how these movements prompted social changes and highlight the outcomes of those changes.

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LITERATURE OF EXILE AND DISPLACEMENT AMERICAN IDENTITY IN A TIME OF CRISIS Holli Levitsky, Monica Osborne, and Stella Setka © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book includes excerpts and short stories from an international body of writers examining almost 100 years of literature. Through the selections readers will investigate how the authors have portrayed the journeys, hopes, and hardships of dislocation and alienation, and the role literature may play in creating a sense of community for immigrants, refugees, and people living in exile.

SPIRIT IN THE MACHINE READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE David L. Seim © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

Spirit in the Machine is a comprehensive history of social science presented through primary source readings that introduce a variety of important ideas and research methods and examine their origins. Taken together, the selected works serve to reveal the historical pathway to the modern ideal of an accessible, participatory means for guiding society.

POPULAR CULTURE Mark Howell ©2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides an inventive way to understand and interpret popular culture and how it relates to everyday life. It clarifies what constitutes popular culture and helps readers understand the importance of formal popular culture study. The book combines original content based on current and emerging theories with a selection of articles and essays taken from a wide range of sources.

LGBTQ PEOPLE & ISSUES AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH Cabell Gathman © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book focuses on multiple layers of identity and marginalization—LGBTQ people’s race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other aspects of humanness—simultaneously, and stresses that sexual orientation and gender identity cannot and should not be separated from these.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS FROM THE ROOTS UP AN INTRODUCTORY ANTHOLOGY Heather E. Douglas © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology enables students from the humanities, science, and social sciences to consider the normative issues that arise across many environmental debates, uncovering the underlying conceptual tensions and philosophical viewpoints. The distinctive selection and organization of the material gives students an incisive, thoughtful overview of the subject matter.

RISE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

VOICES IN PURSUIT OF A SUSTAINABLE PLANET Dr. Beth S. Caniglia, Dr. Thomas J. Burns, Rachel M. Gurney, and Erik L. Bond © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides diverse perspectives on the environment and our relationship to it. It presents the voices of Native Americans, religious texts, the work of scholars, intellectuals, and more to educate readers about the development of environmental consciousness across time and around the globe.

RACE AND POVERTY IN THE AMERICAS Jacob Kim © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text uses postmodernist deconstruction to present a libertarian understanding of race and poverty and discusses how, in today’s world, race is used for profit. The tools and approach introduced in the book help students understand discrimination in society, discover implications in their own lives, and work towards productive change in society.

POINTS OF VIEW

WRITINGS ON RACE FROM DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES Molefi Kete Asante © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The sections of this anthology explore racial discrimination, ethnocentrism, nationalism and race, race and historiography, culture, European perspectives on race, icons and symbols, and resisting and erasing racism. The selected papers generate lively classroom conversation on the dynamics of social and racial situations.

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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY James W. Gustafson © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book exposes readers to the ideas that have shaped the world since the time of Socrates. It challenges students’ assumptions about questions of life, death, and community. Written to be accessible and relatable for students, the book is also structured to allow professors to select the topics most applicable to their particular courses.

GLOBAL RIGHTS AND PERCEPTIONS CALL TO AWARENESS AND ACTION Avantika Rohatgi © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

The readings by prominent literary authors and journalists chosen for this anthology highlight the many ways in which human rights are being violated through practices such as human trafficking, intellectual piracy, organ trade, and female feticide.

URBAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY AN INTRODUCTION Chris Keegan © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book explores topics related to marginalized members of society and uses this exploration as a new way to enter into the study of philosophy. Within the anthology, the city serves as both a microscope through which to examine the metaphor of “urban” in America and as a frame through which to view philosophical thinking and matters of race, gender, poverty, and the environment.

BLACKS BEHIND BARS

AFRICAN-AMERICANS, POLICING, AND THE PRISON BOOM Ray Von Robertson © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology takes a critical look at our nation’s criminal justice system and related institutions. It presents an impassioned yet reasoned examination of how the burgeoning prison boom and problematic forms of policing marginalize African-Americans in American society.

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VOICES FROM THE MARGINS

FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Chandra Ward ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book brings together underrepresented voices and perspectives to address an array of topics through the experiences of those with multiple, intersecting marginalized identities. The issues presented speak to what is relevant today through the voices of women, people of color, sexual minorities, and people with disabilities.

THE LIFE COURSE IN CONTEXT Kyong Hee Chee ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the main themes and concepts of the life course perspective. It shows how these concepts are applied to the analysis of life course events and provides insight into the importance of considering cultural and historical context when examining the life course.

ISSUES AND CHALLENGES OF THE AMERICAN RURAL SOUTH Andrew A. Zekeri ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

The carefully selected readings and articles in this book educate students about the social problems that negatively impact a significant segment of the population in this region. The material is widely applicable to courses in African American studies departments and can also be used in sociology and social work programs.

MEN, FATHERHOOD, AND FAMILIES A BIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE H. Dieter Steklis and Netzin G. Steklis ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book emphasizes the critical contributions of fathers to children’s positive outcomes and the effects on children of divorce, step-fathering, cohabitation, and other contemporary family structures. Integrating readings from a variety of disciplines, the book provides a unique look at the complex and fascinating role played by the male parent.

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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

A STORYTELLING APPROACH Leonard Newman and Ralph Erber ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

As they are drawn into the stories, students learn about social perception and social inference, the self, and persuasion and attitude change. They discover how compliance, conformity, and obedience affect behavior, and investigate group processes, interpersonal attraction, and intimate relationships.

LIFE AND SOCIETY Lonnie Hannon © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

While thoroughly grounded in traditional principles and concepts, this text effectively addresses current social issues such as income inequality, social stratification, race relations, health disparities, and digital age functioning. The book includes relevant, everyday examples that illustrate complex sociological concepts. It enhances the reader’s ability to understand real-world events within the context of social principles.

SOCIAL POLICY FOR CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT A SYSTEMS/DIALECTICAL PERSPECTIVE Thomas W. Roberts ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text is designed to help students think critically and dialectically about social policies that affect children and families. The book addresses issues such as alcohol, nicotine, and drug use during pregnancy, poverty, education, family development, and technology.

PSYCHOLOGY PERSPECTIVES FOR THE CHICANO AND LATINO FAMILY Yvette Flores © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

Firmly grounded in family psychology, this text explores key issues affecting the psychology and well-being of Chicano and Latino families – the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. The book provides lifecycle perspective and analyzes Latino families through diverse theoretical models and foregrounds gender and sexuality as important components of being and experience.

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SETTLING THE UNSETTLING

UNDERSTANDING AND RESOLVING CONFLICT Dave Wolffe ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides those in conflict and dispute resolution programs with foundational skills in this specialized area of human relations training. It helps readers understand what conflict is, consider ways it can be handled, and make choices on how to deal with difficult situations in their own lives.

UNDERSTANDING EATING DISORDERS

RISK FACTORS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND RECOVERY Danielle Beck-Ellsworth © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text combines selected readings and original essays to explain how eating disorders develop and clarifies the different types of diagnosable eating disorders. The book also discusses nutritional and clinical treatments for eating disorders, and research on different forms of prevention.

EMBRACING DIVERSITY

TREATMENT AND CARE IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING Tiffany Lee © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text prepares counselors to assist individuals who come from differing walks of life and whose backgrounds and experiences must be taken into account in order to optimize successful outcomes. The book provides information on substance use issues, screening and assessment concerns, and treatment recommendations specific to diverse populations.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY Amy D’Olivo and Sonia Brown ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text moves away from an overemphasis on details to focus on the ideas that make sociology both relevant and exciting. Students study culture, socialization, social structures, interactions and institutions, and groups, organizations, and networks. The book also addresses deviance and social control, inequality, and social change.

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QUEER IN AZTLÁN

CHICANO MALE RECOLLECTIONS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND COMING OUT

Adelaida R. Del Castillo and Gibran Guido © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book explores issues of queer youth identity, sexuality, masculinity, homophobia, sexism, and violence in Mexican and American culture, presents a complex view of queer Chicanos/Mexicanos, and contests dominant sexual norms. It challenges current scholarship in Chicana/Chicano studies to expand beyond the traditional confines of male sexuality.

SOCIAL RESEARCH

INTEGRATING MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS AND MODERN STATISTICAL COMPUTING Baodong Liu ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book balances imagination and reason with theoretical and mathematical information processing to help students understand the important link between social research and foundational math skills. Readers learn about conceptualization, units of analysis, and the quantitative mind. These can then be applied as students explore specific tools.

MORE THAN JUST SEX

A COMMITTED COUPLES’ GUIDE TO KEEPING RELATIONSHIPS LIVELY, INTIMATE, AND GRATIFYING Daniel Beaver ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text addresses the psychological concepts and beliefs that foster sexual pleasure, and those that inhibit it. The book is an antidote to today’s graphic, readily available sexual imagery which lacks the necessary context for teaching what it means to be sexually involved with another human being.

THE ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES A SURVEY OF SELECTED TOPICS Ronnie Liggett ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text expands the discussion of social issues such as the drug market and illegal immigration into the economic realm. The materials explore topics such as economics and the family structure, crime and capitalism, selective enforcement, border control, economic efficiency and budget concepts, and falling crime rates in the 1990s.

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GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE CRITICAL AND FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES Rosalva Resendiz © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology introduces students to concepts associated with gender ranging from equality to violence. It engages them in in-depth examinations of crimes of sex and the discourse on sexual autonomy. The readings examine inequality within the patriarchal system with the primary focus on the subjugation and oppression of the gendered body.

CRIME AND MEDIA STUDIES

DIVERSITY OF METHOD, MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION Franklin T. Wilson ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text concisely and efficiently pulls the curtain back on the reality of crime and punishment and the role media has played in the United States becoming the world’s leader in incarceration. Divided into the key parts of the criminal justice system, the text explores prominent issues (drugs, domestic violence, race, gender, etc.) facing the criminal justice system.

ONE HIT WONDERS

USING FILM TO ANALYZE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Murray Krugman ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

One Hit Wonders is a complete introduction to the music industry from the initiation of production to distribution of the final product. Each chapter is related to a popular film about the industry. The book neatly sidesteps conventional organization, with material grouped into clean, clear sections that focus on archetypes, emotions, and experiences.

MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS

WHERE MOVIES AND TEXTS CRITIQUE MEDIA AND SOCIETY Barry Vacker ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology provides models and theories for interrogating many universal themes that span media and global culture. Using film as a gateway to critical readings, students learn to think creatively and critically about media, society, technology, and popular culture. topics include social media, networks, spectacle, hyperreality, media futures, and apocalypse culture.

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REFLECTIONS FROM THE BOOKSHELF SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS IN LITERATURE Toby A. Ten Eyck ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text successfully blends academic writing and fiction to address issues such as death and dying, sexuality, criminal justice and deviance, and social movements and change. Other topics include families, globalization, science and technology, and war and politics.

INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES Darren C. Zook ©2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

In recognition of the fact that peace is much more than the absence of war, this book gives readers new insights into the causes of international conflict. The reading selections examine peace, conflict, violence, and power as essential elements, at both the micro- and macro- levels, in determining the course of events. The selected readings pose fresh questions, and respond to standard questions in new ways.

ENDURING ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY Michelle Foster © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology uses real-world examples to give students information, and encourages them to think critically about contemporary social issues. The book is a reflection on how members of society can live together without causing harm to others. The solution is rooted in the basic concepts of equality, fairness, and justice, which informed the selected readings.

A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Jennifer J. Harman and Justin J. Lehmiller ©2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

Used in conjunction with a comprehensive instructor’s manual, this workbook includes skill building and interactive group activities that lead students through hypothesis generation, experimental design, the institutional review process, data analysis, writing, and dissemination of their research findings.

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WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES YOU

THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC SUBCULTURES Pamela M. Hunt, Ph.D. © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides numerous examples of deviance, social psychology, and sociological theory. The text includes a glossary of relevant terms, and a Howto Festival Guide. It successfully introduces students to the interconnectedness of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN POPULAR CULTURE Benjamin Bateman © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This textbook serves as a valuable learning tool for courses in media and communication studies, cultural studies, women’s and LGBT studies, and composition courses organized thematically around popular culture. Students are given the theoretical tools to engage popular media as dynamic sites of cultural struggle and knowledge production.

SPORT, RACE, ACTIVISM, AND SOCIAL CHANGE THE IMPACT OF DR. HARRY EDWARDS’ SCHOLARSHIP AND SERVICE Fritz G. Polite and Billy Hawkins © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book expands on the works of a man who spent three decades working for social justice as an activist, scholar, and public servant. Recognizing that more than forty years later his work is still current and relevant, this book examines the role of Dr. Harry Edwards in fighting against racial injustice in the field of sport.

BASEBALL AND AMERICAN SOCIETY

HOW A GAME REFLECTS THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Charles DeMotte © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology takes the great American pastime and uses it as a lens through which to view history and society. The book is a critical examination of American society, primarily from the Civil War to the present. Political themes and social issues such as racism and the development of American capitalism are placed in the context of history.

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READING THE WORLD AN INTRODUCTION Rafael F. Narváez © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces students to the social forces that structure life in modern society and that are nevertheless hard to spontaneously identify. It outlines the ways in which these forces affect the ideas, identities, and life courses of individuals and groups. This book helps students understand how and why the familiar can be deceptive.

THE SHAPING OF IRAN TODAY Grant Farr © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book examines Iran over the course of 3,000 years of history to help readers understand all that has shaped present-day Iranian culture and the views of Iranians. Readers will gain insight into the role of contemporary Iran as the center of Persian culture, an OPEC member, and a major player on the global stage.

CHILDHOOD UNMASKED

THE AGENCY OF BRAZIL’S STREET AND WORKING CHILDREN Marcia Mikulak, Ph.D. © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

Through interviews with children and the non-governmental organizations that work with them, this book illustrates the lives of street children, contrasts them to the social stereotypes about them, and links them to the expectations of idealized childhood. It advocates for children as viable social actors who can speak the truth about their own identities and life experiences.

POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCE AND SPECTACLE, CULTURE AND COMPETITION Barbara McKean and Carrie J. Cole © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces students to the ways in which performance, spectacle, culture and competition influence not only various forms of popular entertainment, but society’s interactions and choices when producing and receiving such entertainment.

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LEAD THE WAY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Forrest D. Toms and Sylvia Willie Burgess © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book examines major theories, practices, and strategies in community and civic engagement. It provides readers with a working knowledge of such engagement, and discusses the importance of collaborating with active stakeholders to enhance leadership, foster community-building, increase civic participation, and guide policy change.

MORE THAN RACE MINORITY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Howard Henderson © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This reader examines issues of diversity relative to human rights, race, class, gender, sexual-orientation, age, religion, and social control, as situated within the contemporary criminal justice system. The book provides a unique opportunity for dialogue on the nature and extent of diversity in a 21st-century criminal justice reality.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE-FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS A READER Patricia Dixon © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology examines the social, economic, political, and cultural forces that present challenges to the formation and development of healthy relationships and, ultimately, marriages and families. It pushes students to think critically about how ideologies and values stemming from these forces shape their own ideas, values, and perceptions.

PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE AND SEX FROM DESIRE TO DEVOTION Marshall Osman and Andrew Bridges © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This is a dynamic anthology that provides the reader with the necessary tools and challenges to form a sophisticated philosophy of their own. It explores the interactions love and sexuality has with imagination, sexual fantasy, spiritual practices, awareness of mortality, ethics and social norms.

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WEALTH, POWER, AND INEQUALITY James William Ainsworth © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides an overview of classic theories of social inequality, and links these theories to contemporary issues such as racism, sexism, discrimination, and wealth and educational disparities. Readers will explore critiques of modern life, principles of social stratification, structural interpretations of racism, and gender as structure.

AFRIKAN AMERICAN WOMEN LIVING AT THE CROSSROADS OF RACE, GENDER, CLASS, AND CULTURE Huberta Jackson-Lowman © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology brings together the work of psychologists, social workers, historians, and other scholars who have studied Black female oppression. Their research examines the effects of race, gender, class, and culture on the mental, emotional, and physical health and psychosocial adjustment of Afrikan American women.

SOCIAL PROBLEMS Jan-Martijn Meij © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology encourages the reader to develop a sociological imagination— an ability to see seemingly simple problems in all their true complexity in order to become thinking, compassionate problem-solvers. This sociological imagination is then put to use as readers move through the four main sections of the text to explore social problems affecting the family, the community, the United States, and finally, the whole planet.

SOCIOLOGY AND THE GLOBAL SOCIETY POWER, PRIVILEGE, AND PERSPECTIVES David G. Embrick © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

After an introduction to the nature of sociology, the five sections of this book address the ways in which sociologists view the world, the ways culture impacts perspective, persistent social inequalities, and the sociology of development and globalization. The final section presents suggestions and solutions that can be used in dealing with systemic inequality.

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HIP HOP AND REPRESENTATION IN FILIPINA/O AMERICA Mark R. Villegas, Kuttin’ Kandi, and Roderick N. Labrador © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text gives long overdue attention to the most popular cultural art form practiced by recent generations of Filipina/o American youth. A pioneering work, the anthology features the voices of artists, scholars, and activists to begin a dialogue on Filipina/o American youth culture and its relationship to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class.

SATIRE’S BREW

MASS MEDIA & COFFEE BEANS Brian Dunphy © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book takes a fresh approach to media critique by using a fictional character to guide the reader through an analytical journey of political and social satire. As readers engage with the story they have a front row seat to lectures about the state of media and politics, violence in animation, and the comedy of outrage. The audience becomes familiar with the fifth estate and is presented with some of its best examples of media satire.

AMERICAN MEDIA AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS A READER Robert Pondillo, Ph.D. © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology places mass media within the context of the greater cultural, social, historical, and ideological world. Introductory chapters cover how media works, semiotics, ideology, and media literacy. Subsequent chapters examine news and the culture of journalism, magazines, sound, recording and popular music, and radio broadcasting from its inception.

DISCUSSION-WORTHY READINGS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Carrie Lane ©2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text expands the readers’ understanding of various perspectives in child psychology on topics that are controversial, cutting-edge, and deserving of critical examination. The book includes questions and assignments designed to move a course beyond the lecture format to active engagement in discussion, critical thinking, and responsive analysis.

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CRIME AND BEHAVIOR Edited by Sylvia Valenzuela, Paul Kaplan, and Stuart Henry ©2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology combines theories of crime causation with their implications for key policy questions relevant to today’s world. The introductory chapter provides an overview of theories that link criminal acts and crime events to individual, social, cultural and structural causes. Each Section includes an introduction to the ideas that are presented in the readings that follow.

ADDICTION

A HUMAN EXPERIENCE William Berry and Rowena Ramnath ©2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book provides a basic overview of the addiction process, with a special focus on what the experience is like for the addicted person. The book focuses on theories concerning why people become addicted, the role of counselors, and the relapse and recovery process. Numerous case examples serve to illustrate real-world experiences with addiction and the recovery process.

ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Mark M. Lanier, Catherine A. Ford, Jonathan C. Reid, Katlyn M. Strickland © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology features readings and summaries selected and prepared by actual users of the material – students who had just completed a required research methods course. The book includes a wide array of works by leading researchers and provides an equal balance of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods with a critical focus.

LOCALIZING/GLOCALIZING OPPRESSION

A CRITICAL EXPLORATION OF RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY Sarah Pitcher © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book dives into this concept by exploring the underlying issues of oppression in our society. Each of the sections of this book asks us to engage critical thinking skills to better examine those issues as they relate to the social constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the U.S. through both the readings and the “Reflection Activities” provided at the end of each section.

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TECHNOLOGY IN OUR TIME (VOLUME I) DOING DIGITAL MEDIA Laura Robinson © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book is the first in a four volume series that thoughtfully examines a broad range of topics central to media studies. This volume examines presentations of self, the social implications of gaming, cyberbullying, and privacy through readings that open up the discussion of how lives lived online and in virtual words may lead to communicating and behaving in ways that differ profoundly from face-to-face interpersonal interactions.

TECHNOLOGY IN OUR TIME (VOLUME II) THE STAKES OF DIGITAL INCLUSION Laura Robinson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

The second volume in the series examines patterns of differentiated use that characterize participation in the Information Society. In a time when digital access and inclusion can easily be taken for granted, this volume provides an eye-opening look at the importance of such inclusion, and the potential consequences of exclusion.

TECHNOLOGY IN OUR TIME (VOLUME III)

POWER TO THE WIRED: DIGITAL ACTIVISM, POLITICS, AND JOURNALISM Laura Robinson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

The third volume in the series, Power to the Wired: Digital Activism, Politics, and Journalism, provides insight into how new media has a part to play in politics and movements for social change. The growth of participatory journalism and political blogs allows for unparalleled freedom of expression.

TECHNOLOGY IN OUR TIME (VOLUME IV) ALL TOGETHER: COLLABORATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE Laura Robinson © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

The fourth and final volume in the series addresses new media as commercial enterprise. Whether one is taking advantage of collaborative intelligence, or banking on eBay’s reputation before buying or selling, this volume sheds light on the interplay of social and economic processes in the online world.

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THE SELF IN SOCIETY Leslie Irvine © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

The thought-provoking readings in this book challenge readers to question preexisting notions about the individual self. The selections relate to sociological subfields such as race and ethnicity, sex and gender, religion, and inequality. The discussion questions and suggestions for further reading after each chapter encourage communication and reflection.

RACE, GENDER, AND STEREOTYPES IN THE MEDIA A READER FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATORS Amiso M. George and Tommy Thomason © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology illustrates how the media can reduce a richness of differences to simplistic categorizations by providing a wealth of real-life examples. In addition to creating awareness about the use of stereotypes, this book also gives readers some key tools that will help them approach every group with fairness.

SEX, ETHICS, AND COMMUNICATION

A HUMANISTIC APPROACH TO CONVERSATIONS ON INTIMACY Valerie V. Peterson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book addresses the need for thoughtful consideration of human sexuality and sexual communication. Written from a secular humanist perspective, the book places communication, rather than biology, psychology, or religion, at the heart of our understanding of sex and sexual behavior.

ESSENTIAL READINGS IN HUMAN SEXUALITY Jan Campbell © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

The selected articles are current and comprehensive, and engage readers in critical thinking, asking them to view topics in ways they may not have considered previously. The material examines the timeline and perspective of societal events in sexuality development, and addresses global perspectives of sexual norms.

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GROWING UP, GROWING OLDER PERSPECTIVES ON LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT Lara Mayeux © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book brings together classic and cutting-edge research on human development from the prenatal period to late adulthood. Focusing on the broad themes of perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional development, this volume includes essential readings from leaders in the fields of attachment, language development, peer relations, gender, moral development, marriage, and others.

MIND THE GAP COPING WITH STRESS IN THE MODERN WORLD Mary McNaughton-Cassill © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book explores the stress of modern life and how thoughts and feelings can both create and bridge the gap between what we have and what we want. The text explores how stress is generated in the brain and body, and provides realistic suggestions for learning to manage these responses.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN ACTION APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO EVERYDAY ISSUES Meliksah Demir, Melissa Birkett, Laurie Dickson, and Michelle Miller © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text presents a set of carefully selected research articles geared toward improving people’s everyday lives, as well as humanity’s collective future. Readers of this anthology will understand important psychological concepts, engage in critical and creative thinking, and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTICLES Dr. Karen Freiberg and Signe L. Whitson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This collection of readings covers the major diagnostic classifications of psychopathology. Students will learn effectively from the selected readings, which expose them to authentic research and factual case studies. The text begins with articles discussing the stigma attached to mental illness, and parentreported reasons for unmet mental health needs in children.

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CRITICAL THINKING AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS Connie Robinson and Judith Hennessy © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology encourages readers to become more informed and effective participants within their society by helping them develop a sociological imagination and critical thinking skills about the causes of social problems. These skills are essential to understanding how society works, our role within a society, and how we can take action to effectively combat or solve the social problems that concern us.

VOICES IN SOCIOLOGY AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CORE CONCEPTS Cynthia T. Cook, Helen Brethauer-Gay, Amitra Wall, Jessica Smartt Gullion © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

Selections in this anthology are each preceded by an introduction to the basic sociological concepts and theories discussed within the article. Students will find the selected articles informative and applicable to real world concerns, while instructors will find that the book offers ample opportunities for class discussion.

VOICES IN MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY

CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Cynthia T. Cook © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text makes use of diverse materials including legal cases, personal memoirs, and book reviews. The readings cover epidemiology, maternal health, children’s health, legal aspects of health care reform, and the lack of health care for incarcerated women. Additionally, the book addresses controversial topics such as fracking, female genital mutilation, alternative medicine, and the social construction of illness.

RACE, GENDER, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL? Danielle McDonald and Alexis Miller © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology examines the ways in which race, ethnicity, class, and gender impact offenders as they move through the criminal justice system, and integrate back into the community. The book also looks at the unintended consequences of criminal justice policies on women and minorities, and considers what, if anything, is being done to address disparities.

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EYES OF THE STORMS THE VOICES OF SOUTH ASIAN-AMERICAN WOMEN Roksana Badruddoja © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book is a blend of theoretical critique, political analysis, and young peoples’ stories, based on a year-long feminist ethnography with a cross-national sample of twenty-five women. It links the experiences of young people to theoretical analysis, and engages readers through personal, readable essays.

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN Esther Wangari © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology provides an interdisciplinary examination of the local and global impacts of the institutionalization of gender roles, class, race, religion, and nationality in social, economic and political policies. Readers will learn how gendered perspectives are integrated into economics, politics, and global processes.

RACIAL THEORIES IN CONTEXT Jared Sexton © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book presents a critical framework for understanding how and why race matters — past, present, and future. Readers will follow the shifting ideological bases upon which modern racial theories have rested, from religion to science to culture, and the links between race, class, gender, and sexuality, and between notions of race and the nation-state.

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE Marc E. Prou © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides a thorough and scholarly examination of Africa and its diasporas, focusing on Africana social and cultural history. The selections are written by experts in the fields of literature, history, sociology, anthropology, political writing, feminism, and cultural analysis.

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CREATIVE AMERICANIZATION J. Akuma-Kalu Njoku © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

Developed for today’s consumer-savvy students, this book shows how multicultural products both shape and are shaped by the American culture. There is foundational material that covers the complexity of social and cultural diversity in the United States, and class-tested projects that engage students to embrace the cultural differences around them.

NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION AND BODY LANGUAGE Kerri Johnson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This collection aims to provide a review of research that helps us understand how interpersonal messages are sent by face and body cues. The selections in this book are organized in ten sections and include theoretical reviews, empirical journal articles, and popular science coverage for a range of topics relevant to nonverbal communication.

CONFLICT COMMUNICATION Kristin Leigh Davis © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This is a unique anthology in the field of interpersonal communication that comprises both scholarly articles and book chapters from the disciplines of human communication, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and business. The reader is introduced to the darker side of interpersonal conflict through selections on abuse, intimate partner violence, and bullying.

MASS MEDIA SOCIALIZATION RESEARCH Qingwen Dong © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology contains a unique selection of twenty-four essays covering the various mass media channels, including television, film, and the Internet. It introduces a variety of theoretical tools, concepts and frameworks to help readers better understand and analyze mass media socialization studies.

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FAMILY PERSPECTIVES PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE Valerian DeSousa and Sharon Anderson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book offers a sociological approach to the examination of the family unit. The selected readings address topics as diverse as the transition from the pre-modern to the modern family, to an examination of sexuality from global and historical perspectives. The articles present balanced views of challenging topics such as the myths and realities of abusive relationships.

A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE OF DRESS Hazel Ogilvie Jackson with Jeananne Coop © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

Connecting cultural themes to apparel and appearance is an accessible and meaningful way to encourage global perspectives. This text provides a framework for studying the meanings associated with apparel, textile production, and human appearance across and within various world cultures. The case study approach lends itself well to adding other articles, news photographs, and student experiences to class discussion

REGIONAL CULTURES IN AMERICAN ROCK ’N’ ROLL AN ANTHOLOGYY David Stuart and Scott Anderson © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology increases students’ understanding of various musical genres by looking at their cultural and geographical origins. The quality of the included writing selections not only gives students an engaging introduction to the subject, but exposure to music journalism and criticism as an important form of genre writing.

IN THE GROOVE

FORM AND FUNCTION IN POPULAR MUSIC Mark Elliot Bergman © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book gives students a clear, concise, accessible introduction to popular music, and the features of popular songs. The book helps students discover new ways to engage with and think about music. Reading through the material makes it possible for students to approach all music from a more knowledgeable perspective.

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SEX, RACE, AND POLITICS FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS Keith Fink © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides a highly entertaining and academic look at free speech and association issues on the college campus. The presentation of the legal material mixed in with humorous fact patterns makes analysis of the cutting edge campus speech issues enjoyable.

MILLION DOLLAR MUSCLE

A HISTORICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE FITNESS INDUSTRY Adrian Tan, PhD and Doug Brignole © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book offers a sociological perspective on the fitness industry, discussing how it is driven both by market forces and the culture of individual consumerism. By combining an academic and theoretical approach with an “in the trenches” point of view, the book is able to bridge micro-macro aspects of the industry.

SOCIAL DEVIANCE Larry Salinger © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology includes the original writings of sociologists, psychologists, criminologists, and others. The readings explain how deviance is studied, and teach students about specific behaviors that may be considered norm-violating. The readings represent various genres ranging from fact sheets compiled by governmental departments to newspaper and journal articles.

LEARNING STATISTICS

A MANUAL FOR SOCIOLOGY STUDENTS David Swanson © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text presents a unique and class-tested set of pedagogical tools that increase learning and retention, and prepare students for real-world application. It addresses the selection, use, and interpretation of statistical tools, in conjunction with the presentation of effective results aimed at supporting practical decisionmaking.

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LOCAL ISSUES, GLOBAL IMPACT

PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES Michael Stern © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides students with first-rate, interdisciplinary articles that examine and inform us on contemporary social issues at the local and global levels. The majority of this anthology contains peer-reviewed, empirical and theoretical scholarship grounded in the most current public debates and social problems. The book encourages discussion and debate and gives students the opportunity to think critically about contemporary social issues.

AIN’T NOBODY WORRYIN’

MALENESS AND MASCULINITY IN BLACK AMERICA Alphonso Simpson, Jr. © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This volume highlights specific topics found in popular discourse about African American Males and their experiences in America, including Black Male identity, sexuality, education, mentorship, relationships, and socialization. The essays span a broad array of issues and concerns voiced about the lives of Black men in America from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

CENSORSHIP Paul Von Blum © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

The cases and other materials presented in this volume reveal many of the high and low points in the continuing struggle between the promise of the First Amendment and the reality of intermittent censorship and government interference. By focusing on concrete cases and examples, the volume encourages students to explore the underlying conflicts of values that First Amendment and censorship controversies promote.

POWER AND PLEASURE IN POPULAR CULTURE Ebony A. Utley © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology forces readers to think about why they enjoy popular culture by asking questions about its relationship to power. Additional emphasis on food, fashion, television, film, music, political cartoons, virtual communication, and physical bodies increases the likelihood that students will identify with the content found in this book and connect the readings with their lived experiences.

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THE MOMENT OF CHOICE

SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DRUG USAGE Robert Slisz and Joanne C. Bunnage © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This insightful, engaging text challenges students to reflect on their personal knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in relationship to chemical substances. Through reading The Moment of Choice students will develop a broad understanding of the complex issue of drugs in American society, and learn to differentiate between drug use, misuse, and abuse.

HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT UNDERSTANDING THIS COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP Adrian Tan, PhD © 2011 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book examines the complex relationship between humans and the environment and how this relationship changes over time, with technology as the catalyst. Adopting a thematic approach, this volume focuses on the evolution of societies to illustrate how societies evolve from one evolutionary stage to the next.

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask © 2011 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology emphasizes the importance of understanding the dialectic between healthy relationship building and leading a fulfilling and successful life. The book draws together a collection of articles that focus on some of the significant personal relationships that influence people’s lives, including family, school, community, and work relationships.

AMERICAN MASS MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE Qingwen Dong © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology exposes the reader to a range of voices and perspectives on media issues and effects. It helps students examine popular culture from both critical and empirical perspectives. In particular, students explore the persuasive effects of various new media.

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THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH DISPARITIES-A QUALITATIVE MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY READER Dr. Erma Lawson © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

The topics in this qualitative medical sociology reader will attract and retain student interest, particularly on campuses with a diverse student body. Topic areas include the epidemic of dieting, depression among African American women, postpartum Depression among Mexican American women, and qualitative studies of the illness experience among diverse racial/ethnic groups.

SOCIAL ISSUES

CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, INNOVATIONS Cheryl B. Leggon © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology uses the sociological perspective to enhance understanding of the social, economic, political, and cultural forces that shape social issues in the United States. Based on the premise that not all social issues are social problems, this anthology expands the definition of social issues from problems that need “fixing” to opportunities for improving what already seems to work.

HIP HOP SAMPLES

A HISTORICAL ANTHOLOGY Glen Garrett © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book tells the story of hip hop and its controversial past through a variety of sources. The chapters are arranged more or less chronologically and give a relatively comprehensive history of hip hop and its roots. The volume is also valuable as a study in different writing styles, or as a springboard to discussion and research about many socio-political problems.

MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY IN A CHANGING WORLD Minabere Ibelema © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

This anthology includes articles that are both scholarly and readable. They represent various methodological approaches, including historical and critical/ cultural studies, as well as qualitative and quantitative analyses. The book also includes a summary of the major theories of mass communication.

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A MEDIA STUDIES READER Kevin Williams © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

Collected in this volume are some of the most important, provocative, and groundbreaking studies of mediation, communication, and culture. Some papers collected here define the field. Others are less-known, but no less important. All mark out ways for understanding a territory — a technological lifeworld in which the dominant forms of capital include information, communication, and mediation.

THE NEW MALE NATION

A PHILOSOPHICAL COLLECTION OF ARTICLES ABOUT CULTURE, SPORTS, AND THE QUEST FOR POWER Ingrad Smith © 2010 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book is not about male bashing; it is about a culture that has somehow influenced men to behave differently towards women. These selections are sure to spark lively discussions about how men think and what has changed.

THE FEMALE FACTOR

AN ANTHOLOGY OF CRITICAL ISSUES FACING WOMEN Ingrad C. Smith © 2009 REQUEST a Review Copy

This book provides both the incentive and the direction for challenging, insightful, and inspiring discussions that will motivate women to become actively involved in creating a more peaceful world. From rural case studies about single welfare mothers, to globalization and transnational feminist networks, women are determined to be heard.

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